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Battery indicator flashes,

After several minutes or taking 5 pictures, battery indicator starts flashing, a fully charged battery was placed, i have 2 batterys of the same kind and both give the same problem, what can i do about this. Batterys are about 6 months old , but problem started from using them new. what can i do about this.

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